General Election 12 December 2019

Information about the General Election scheduled to be held on 12 December 2019.

1. Voting at this Election

2. Election Notices

3. Registration

4. Absent Voting

5. Postal Voting Dates

5. Proxy Voting Dates

6. Information for Candidates

Voting at this Election

There will be an election for the members of parliament for Milton Keynes South and Milton Keynes North on 12 December 2019. British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens who are 18 years old by polling day and on the electoral register in Milton Keynes will be eligible to vote.

There is also information from Mencap on voting at these elections at

Election Notices

Notice of Election - Milton Keynes North (PDF, 67KB)

Notice of Election - Milton Keynes South (PDF, 67KB)


The deadline to register to vote for this election is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. If you have already registered to vote, you will be sent a poll card from 14 November. If you register between 6 November and 26 November you will be sent a polling card by early December.  If you are unsure if you are registered to vote you can call Milton Keynes Council on 01908 254706 to check.

Registering to vote is simple and takes less than 5 minutes. You’ll need your national insurance number. Apply to register online at:

Absent Voting

Polling stations will be open from 7am – 10pm. If you cannot vote in person on 12 December you can apply to vote by post, or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf at your allocated polling station. Please bear in mind that postal votes cannot be printed until after candidates are confirmed and ballot papers printed. This means that it is not always possible for postal votes to reach overseas voters in time for them to be returned by 12 December, especially for those who have not already set up a postal vote.

Postal Voting Dates

The final deadline to apply for a postal vote is Tuesday 26 November. For those that have successfully applied before 7 November early postal votes will be sent from 25 November (19 November for overseas addresses). Final postal votes (for those applying between 8 November – 26 November) will be sent from 2 December. Details of how to apply are available here.

Proxy Voting Dates

The final deadline to apply to appoint a proxy is Wednesday 4 December. The person you appoint as a proxy will need to go to your allocated polling station to vote, or apply for a postal vote before 26 November. Details of how to apply to appoint a proxy are available here.

 Information for Candidates

Information for prospective candidates is provided in the pack here (PDF, 277KB).

A pack of relevant prospective candidate forms for the Milton Keynes North Constituency is available here (ZIP, 108KB).

A pack of relevant prospective candidate forms for the Milton Keynes South Constituency is available here (ZIP, 106KB).

A full timetable for the election is provided here (PDF, 96KB)

Last Updated: 8 November 2019